So you’ve decided to replace your missing teeth with dental implants at Sarasota Dental Arts.
You’ve made an excellent decision for protecting your long-term dental health.
You probably have a lot of questions about how to prepare for the procedure. We completely understand! The first thing we want you to know is that the implant placement process is a lot simpler than you probably imagine. We make every effort to keep you comfortable throughout, and you’ll be provided with specific information about self-care following your placement.
We’ll work together to get you ready for your procedure:
1. You’ll receive a comprehensive dental exam.
Dental implants have a high success rate, but, like any procedure, we won’t recommend them for you unless we believe that you would truly benefit. A thorough exam, including models and imaging using computed tomography, will allow Dr. Aygen to assess the anatomy of your mouth and determine the ideal placement for your implants. If anatomy makes implant placement a challenge, we can discuss other procedures, like bone grafting, that can make your dental implant placement a success.
2. We’ll discuss your health history.
This is important because we will be delivering local anesthesia and, possibly, sedation during your procedure. We want to make sure that you are in good health and that any medication you take will not interfere with these treatments. If you have certain types of heart conditions or artificial joints, Dr. Aygen may recommend antibiotics prior to surgery.
3. We create a personalized treatment plan.
Every mouth is different, and we custom tailor your plan to meet your needs.
4. Ask us any questions you might have.
We’re serious! If you have questions, we want to address them and answer them. Never worry that your question is silly or unimportant. All questions are important. You can call our office during regular business hours at (941) 927-8287 or send us an email using our convenient online form on our Contact page.
5. Continue to practice good home hygiene habits.
Unless Dr. Aygen has specifically advised you to make changes to your home care routine, continue to brush and floss using good technique in the days preceding your surgery. If you need to “brush up” (so to speak) on good technique, let us know! Our fantastic dental hygienist will be more than happy to go over this with you!
We can’t wait for you to see your new smile and enjoy your improved confidence!